Last Update on: August 25th, 2021 at 12:48 pm
England pacer Jofra Archer is frustrated to be not part of the ongoing India vs England Test series due to an elbow injury. Jofra, who last played in the away ODI series against India in March this year, has been ruled out for the entire year to a fracture on his right elbow.
Due to the injury, the right-arm pacer also missed the T20I series against India in March earlier. He was also ruled out of the IPL 2021 first leg. Later, news confirmed that the 26-year-old bowler will not be able to return to the field for the whole of 2021.
It’s Frustrating To Be Sitting Out An Important Series Against India, Says Jofra Archer
Speaking to The Daily Mail, Jofra Archer said that it is frustrating to not be part of the ongoing India’s tour of England.
“When I got the news that I’d be out for the rest of 2021 because I had suffered another stress fracture in my elbow, it was pretty tough to take. But I’ve always been of the view that everything happens for a reason, and the injury doesn’t change the way I look at my career.
“I’ve said many times before that Test cricket is the most important format to me and nothing has changed in that respect. It’s frustrating to be sitting out an important series against India, as well as not being able to make the trip to Australia this winter – not to mention the Twenty20 World Cup in the UAE”, Jofra Archer said.
The right-arm pacer also believes his best years in Test cricket are yet to come and he is aiming to make a comeback during the West Indies series in March next year.
“If I do end up with another stress fracture, I may have a different view on things as regards to my future. But for the moment, I’m still only 26 and I think my best years as a Test cricketer are ahead of me.
“I’m trying to be cautious about when I make my comeback, but I guess there’s a chance I’ll be ready in time for England’s three-Test series against West Indies in the Caribbean in March,” Archer added.
Jofra Archer is one of the prime pacers for England in all formats. He played a big role for England in their quest to win the title during ICC ODI World Cup 2019.
In IPL, he plays for Rajasthan Royals. Due to the elbow injury, the English fast bowler will not be available for the forthcoming IPL 2021 UAE leg in September-October, ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in October-November as well as The Ashes 2021-22 in December.